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Weekly Roundup: January 1-5, 2018

Friday, January 5th, 2018 - 16:29
Michael J. Keegan

Former Government Executives Council

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 - 21:13
The Former Government Executives Council provides insight and innovative ideas to improve government based on their past and extensive experience as senior officials at the Federal, State, and local levels. They provide thought leadership that draws on lessons learned and effective practice developed during their careers in government. Members of the FEGC are available as expert resources, speakers, or senior advisors. Please contact any one of our team to explore how the FEGC can help with improving effectiveness and efficiency across the public sector.

Getting it Done: Helping New Government Leaders Succeed

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 - 12:18
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Monday, November 14, 2016 - 17:44
In 2009, the IBM Center for The Business of Government released Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives as a guide for new leaders, especially new political appointees. This book helped new government executives acclimate quickly to the world of public service as practiced in Washington, D.C., and it contained a series of short strategic discussions about “dos and don’ts,” along with insights about working with key stakeholders from experienced political executives. Getting It Done was revised and reissued as a second edition in 2013.

The Management Roadmap: How the Next Administration Can Hit the Ground Running from Day One

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - 11:54
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:43
On November 8, the President-elect will begin the next phase of the transition to power that culminates with Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017.  The next Administration will have a tremendous opportunity to drive change that improves mission performance across government, in ways that can positively impact millions of lives across the Nation across a broad range of mission areas – including health care for citizens, stewardship of natural resources, and delivery of benefits with financial integrity.

Creating a Cadre of Enterprise-Wide Leaders: Fledgling Efforts Underway to Create Cross-Agency, Career Level Capacity Building

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:54
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He had been called in to fix the botched Hurricane Katrina recovery in 2005, lead the international response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and manage operations during the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill. In each case, the president called and asked him to take charge because of his renowned interagency collaboration skills. He was asked after his presentation, “Now that you are retired, how do we find and train the next ‘Thad Allens’ in the government?” He said he didn’t have an answer. But in the past couple of years, an answer to this question has started to look more promising.

Conversations with Authors Doug Brook and Maureen Hartney on Managing the Government’s Executive Talent

Friday, February 5th, 2016 - 12:19
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The management of the federal workforce—including executives—will be a critical factor in the next president’s success. How do we strengthening federal senior leadership, including political appointees and career executives, and enhancing their collaboration? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores this subject with Doug Brook and Maureen Hartney authors of Managing the Government’s Executive Talent.
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Mon, 11/21/2016
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The management of the federal workforce—including executives—will be a critical factor in the next president’s success. How do we strengthening federal senior leadership, including political appointees and career executives, and enhancing their collaboration? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores this subject with Doug Brook and Maureen Hartney authors of Managing the Government’s Executive Talent.

Working with the White House

Friday, June 4th, 2010 - 11:11
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For those who have answered the call to public service, there are many stakeholder groups you will encounter while in government. Understanding the relationship with each stakeholder will be useful in achieving your goals. This article focusing on working with the White House is adapted from a piece in getting it Done: A guide for government Executives (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2008).

Dealing with the Office of Management and Budget

Friday, June 4th, 2010 - 11:02
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For those who have answered the call to public service, there are many stakeholder groups you will encounter while in government. Understanding the relationship with each stakeholder will be useful in achieving your goals. This article focusing on how to work with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is adapted from a piece in getting it Done: A guide for government Executives (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2008).

Understanding Certain Realities about Congress

Friday, June 4th, 2010 - 10:55
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For those who have answered the call to public service, there are many stakeholder groups you will encounter while in government. Understanding the relationship with each stakeholder will be useful in achieving your goals. This article focusing on how to work with the U.S. Congress is adapted from a piece in getting it Done: A guide for government Executives (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2008).

Taking the Media Seriously

Friday, June 4th, 2010 - 10:43
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For those who have answered the call to public service, there are many stakeholder groups you will encounter while in government. Understanding the relationship with each stakeholder will be useful in achieving your goals. This article focusing on taking the media seriously is adapted from a piece in getting it Done: A guide for government Executives (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2008).
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